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Is Bolide considered a popular bag for Hermes? It is not like 2002, Trim or Convoyeur's shorter years of bags. Compared with Kelly, born in 1935, and Birkin, in 1984, Bolide was an early creation going back to the year 1923. With age and history behind it, Bolide is one of Hermes' oldest predecessors! The beautifully designed piece was an original creation by Émile Hermès, a third-generation member of the Hermès family. The brand's tradition is built throughout the bag’s story telling which extends to the history based on harnessing and transportation. The Hermès Bolide bag was no doubt inspired by the popular French sports car brand Bugatti during that era, which additionally released a new car at that very time. What’s interesting is that the head of the car brand and the third-generation head of Hermès, Émile Hermès, were known to be friends and is what most likely motivated Émile Hermès to design a bag that would pair perfectly with such a luxurious vehicle.
It is visible that Hermès was influenced by the Torpedo model in particular that was released by Bugatti in 1932. Over the years, Bolide gradually became the widely used official name of the bag. During the 16th century, the word "Bolide" meant a meteor, and France adopted this word to describe a meteor with speed. This then became a staple association to sports cars, and so Hermès followed suit, changing its bag’s name to Bolide, which in turn strengthened the brand’s identity. The connection with the Bugatti sports car will forever remain a key historical moment for the brand.
Amazingly, the Hermès Bolide is the first bag in the world to ever apply zippers to leather goods! Designer Émile Hermès utilised this sliding closure, sourcing its inspiration from North America. He designed the bag with the highly sought after car in mind, knowing that the sheer vibration and movement of the car would cause any objects to slip out, so the zipper bag was born as a solution. With it being the first zipper bag in the world, he even applied for a patent! With such history and uniqueness, we are sure that now there is a Mini Bolide available, you might be inclined to invest. Which colour would you choose?